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Intergovernmental Agreement on Dry Ports

 
(update 19 December 2013)
 

The 69th session of the Commission adopted the Intergovernmental Agreement on Dry Ports through Resolution 69/7 on 1 May 2013. The text of the resolution in Chinese (C), English (E) and Russian (R) can be downloaded at:

 
 
 
Intergovernmental Agreement on Dry Ports
(including status of signatories/Parties and Certified True Copy of Agreement in Chinese, English and Russian languages)
 
 
 
Status
A signing ceremony for the Intergovernmental Agreement on Dry Ports was organized on Thursday 7 November 2013 during the 2nd session of the Forum of Asian Ministers of Transport that took place at the United Nations Conference Centre (Bangkok) from 4 to 8 November 2013. On that occasion, 14 member States signed the Agreement, including one which deposited an instrument of ratification. As per article 4, the Agreement remains open for signature to States that are members of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific at United Nations Headquarters in New York until 31 December 2014.
 
 
Becoming a Party to the Intergovernmental Agreement on Dry Ports
When a State wishes to ratify, accept or approve the treaty, it must execute an instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval signed by one of the three following authorities: Head of State, Head of Government or Minister for Foreign Affairs. The instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval becomes effective when it is deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations. States can deliver their instrument directly to the Treaty Section, Office of Legal Affairs, at United Nations headquarters in New York or to ESCAP's Transport Division which will liaise with the Treaty Section to ensure the action is promptly processed (see contact details below). Click below for a copy of a model instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval.
 
 
 
Making a reservation or declaration
In certain cases, States make statements upon signature, ratification, acceptance or approval. Such statements may be entitled “reservation” or “declaration”. When a reservation is formulated, it must be included in the instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval or be annexed to it and (if annexed) must be separately signed by the Head of State, Head of Government or Minister for Foreign Affairs or a person having full powers for that purpose issued by one of the above authorities. Click below for a copy of a model instrument of reservation / declaration.
 

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Contact details for the above
UN headquarters ESCAP

Treaty Section
Office of Legal Affairs
United Nations
New York, NY 10017
USA
Telephone: +1 212 963 5047
Facimile: +1 212 963 3693
Responsible officer: Ms. Dina Hamdy
(e-mail:
hamdyd@un.org)

Transport Division, ESCAP
The United Nations Building
Rajdamnern Nok Avenue
Bangkok 10200
Thailand
Telephone: +66 2 288 2465
Facsimile: +66 2 288 3050
Responsible officer: Mr. Pierre Chartier
(e-mail: chartierp@un.org)


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